Alberto Fernandez Keep Bilateral meetings With the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Mikel; With peers from the Government of Spain, Pedro Sanchez; and the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron; And with the authorities of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at the La Novola Convention Center in Rome.
Ministers of Foreign Relations, International Trade and Worship Santiago Cafiero; Economics, Martin Guzmán; Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Pelez; and G20 Sherpas, Jorge Arguelo.
The The first two-way hearings went with Merkel. Fernandez renewed his thanks to the Chancellor for Germany’s support for Argentina to achieve a sustainable agreement with the Paris Club and the International Monetary Fund.. Likewise, Argentine President He took the opportunity to bid farewell to his German counterpart, who will soon end his term after a 16-year term at the helm of the executive branch.
Germany is Argentina’s main trading partner in the European Union and bilateral trade volume exceeded $2.7 billion in 2020.
Meeting with Macron
In the Meeting with Macronleaders They reaffirmed shared visions on climate action and biodiversity conservation, Advocating for human rights and gender equality, among others. Fernandez also endorsed his government’s commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement.
The The Argentine President especially thanked France for the support Both in Argentina’s negotiations with private creditors and with the Paris Club and the International Monetary Fund.
Fernandez and Macron agreed to continue working in a coordinated manner within the framework of the Generation Equality Forum, in which Argentina co-leads the Action Coalition on Body Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
They also expressed their interest in expanding the trade and investment agenda between the two countries, as well as a preference for strengthening relations between Argentine and French companies, especially in the areas of renewable energy, infrastructure and automobiles. They agreed on the importance of strengthening bilateral scientific-technological cooperation, which has made France the first international partner of Argentina, with more than 100 bilateral projects underway.
Pedro Sanchez era
Fernández also shared a profile of bilateral meeting With his counterpart from the Government of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, in which they agreed to Concern about the challenges left by the epidemic, and its serious political, social and cultural consequences at the global level, bearing in mind above all its impact on the Latin American region.
During the meeting, the Argentine President He thanked Sanchez for his support of Argentina’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund and the Paris Club They particularly acknowledge the solidarity action of the Spanish government to donate 2,202,800 vaccines to our country through the COVAX mechanism. On the other hand, the two presidents endorsed their readiness to move forward with the implementation of the “Action Plan to Deepen the Strategic Partnership for the 2021-2023 Biennium” as a way of working on issues that have been identified as priorities for both countries.
They also agreed to strengthen bilateral economic and trade relations and to enhance mutual relations between businessmen from both countries to facilitate and diversify bilateral trade, add value, integrate new technologies and make new investments.
Spain is a major trading partner of Argentina, it ranks fourth in the European context, and in 2020 bilateral trade reached $1.8 billion, and its exports amounted to about $1.1 billion.
Likewise, it is the second foreign investor in our country and Argentina is the sixth destination of Spanish foreign investment in the world.
Finally, the Argentine head of state met in two bilateral meetings with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der LeyenHe reviewed with him topics of interest on the bilateral agenda and various ways to deepen the existing cooperation and its development potential.
They also dealt with multilateral and regional issues, including the strengthening of dialogue between the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the problem of climate change, bearing in mind the imminent convening of the twenty-sixth United Nations summit on this topic.
The European Union, as a bloc, is Argentina’s third trading partner and the main external investor. There is also an intense cooperation agenda in various fields, such as science and technology, gender, human rights, education and culture.